Exploring a unique slice of history, Rebecca DeMarino transports readers to the wild land that would eventually become Long Island, New York. Her attention to detail and her captivating storytelling bring the New World to vivid life.
- ISBN-13: 9780800722197
- ISBN-10: 0800722191
- Publisher: Fleming H. Revell Company
- Publish Date: July 2015
- Page Count: 352
Series: Southold Chronicles
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2015-05-11
- Reviewer: Staff
DeMarino’s second book in The Southold Chronicles (A Place in His Heart) offers a little-known snapshot of early American history set on 1650s Long Island, New York. The Southold settlement is home to the Horton family, who came from England to escape religious persecution. The English share the land with the Montauk tribe, which has been devastated by a raid by another tribe. Heather Flower, daughter of the grand sachem, is kidnapped from her wedding after watching her new husband die. Dutchman Dirk Van Buren rescues the Montauk princess, who returns home to heal and, perhaps, forge a new relationship with longtime friend Benjamin Horton. But Dirk is always in her thoughts, despite the bad feelings between her English friends and the nearby Dutch settlement. Readers will want to find DeMarino’s first in the series to better understand this tale. Her strong suit is recreating history and relating it to readers. Agency: WordServe Literary Group. (July)